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  I shall start my plea by clarifying once again that I deny the accusations against me.   There are two counts of charges against me. The first is my alleged participation in the CCoF, the second one is my supposed participation in the bank robbery at Paros island. I will...
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A few days ago, minister Mouzalas claimed that "there is not a single refugee exposed to the cold". Today, we received the following footage with this note: We are a small grassroot volunteer group working out of Northern Lesbos. Today (07/01/2017) two of our group members ventured into the camp of...
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Open letter from the prisoners of Greek prisons to the jointly responsible ministers of public order and justice: On the 3rd of August 2016, the recently released -and former co-prisoner of ours- Pëllumb Marnikollaj goes to Patisia Police Station to present himself before the relative authorities in fulfillment of the...
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https://noborder.beyondeurope.net/press-release-no-border-camp/ During the last week a public picture of lawlessness and destructive energy has been created surrounding the No Border Camp. For instance, Giannis Boutaris - the mayor of Thessaloniki - is concerned about the occupation of the Aristole University of Thessaloniki campus becoming a permanent space for a camp. Specifically,...
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photograph Eurokinissi Anarchist Collective Rouvikonas ''Proto Thema'' (first issue) newspaper constitutes the flagship of state-led propaganda. Proto Thema's journalists are selling cheap populism in order to promote the most conservative positions that currently exist: an indecent blend that concern issues of general interest along with posts for the political and social...
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Network of Imprisoned Fighters During the last few months mobilizations have taken place in Korydallos prison in the form of refusing midday lockdown and delaying evening lockdown, an increase in time spent in the yard in the morning and afternon, depending of the phase of the struggle. Our demands were to...
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Grevena March 31st 2016 Prisoners detained in Grevena prison co-signed this letter and sent it to the Ministry of Justice to inform officials regarding the following demands which relate to our day to day survival in this ''correctional facility''. Officials must ensure these demands are fulfilled as a minimum gesture of...
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Mr. Paraskevopoulos, It is true that when you succeded Mr. Athanasiou as Minister of Justice, many prisoners hoped that things in Greek prisons would change. A hope was born that at last a framework would be created allowing prisoners some space to breathe. The fact that prisoners have no agency and...
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Today on March 31st the court convened for the trial against members of the C.C.F. accused to have planned an escape from prison. Due to an ongoing lawyers' strike, the defense attorneys asked for the trial to temporarily discontinue. The lawyers even proceeded to the submission of relevant documents from the...
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Today at 5:40 am a prison guard informed P. Aspiotis for an upcoming transfer to Nafplion prison. Aspiotis' refusal to get out of his cell was followed by an attempt of 8 correctional officers to vionetly remove him from Korydallos prison. Aspiotis' consistent resistance made it clear that they would have...
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 Ritsona (photo provo.gr) Chios: Inhumane conditions of detention for refugees in VIAL Apostolis Photiades (kollect news) According to what representatives of various organizations witnessed at VIAL detention centre, the conditions are rapidly becoming worse. Within the detention centre there is absolutely no order and workers are waiting to be given instructions...
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Ritsona (photo: Thodoris Nicolaou) The hunger strike at the 'accommodation' camp for refugees in Ritsona came to an end. Despite hungerstrikers being pressurized by many, their decision was mainly affected by the opinion of their own people within the camp. Some children had also started to refuse to eat in order...
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Under the pressure of a hunger strike staged by political prisoners one year ago, a new bill regarding prison reform came into force in Greece. This bill provides, among others, for the release of all prisoners providing that 1/3 of their sentences is served. Many aspects of this bill have never...
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In the ''accommodation'' centre for refugees in Ritsona, there are already four hunger-strikers for whom nothing has been announced by the managers of the concentration camp. Three men are on the second day of the hunger strike while one is already on day four. During the quick chat we had with...
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Angelique Kourounis M.T. is in prison. He has “illegally” managed to obtain a mobile phone. He is the one who has brought the unspeakable conditions of detention into the public eye. A hospital where people die because of lack of care. M.T. is seropositive for the last 25 years. He had...
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photograph from prison that depicts prisoners raising a banner in support of anarchist hunger striker Evi Statiri who was detained despite lack of incriminating evidence while the authorities released the racist criminals of the Golden Dawn on the basis that they do not constitute a public danger (in spite of murder...
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Regarding the trial for the escape plan from Korydallos prison against the members of the C.C.F. something truly incomprehensible is unfolding... Two of the defendants, Athena Tsakalou and Evie Statiri cannot be present at court during the trial because of certain restrictions as part of their conditional release from pre-trial detention....
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On account of what happened last Sunday on the 21st of February the women's prison now is under tight surveillance and investigation. Despite the thorough search conducted a few days ago inside prison wards and common areas and the fact that nothing reprehensible was found, we continue to witness an increase...
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George Kalaitzides, member of the Occupied Social Centre Vox In the early morning hours of the 27th of February, around 3:30 am, I sat at Exarcheia square for a few minutes with two other comrades from the Occupied Social Centre Vox... There were three other people, whom we did not know,...
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On the 25th of February a 64 year-old man who suffered from heart disease and respiratory problems died in #Kolastirio. According to prisoners he appealed multiple times for release. Based on medical records his disability was estimated at 80% but this was ignored by officials who decided not to permit his...